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Anima Mundi and Crypt Exhibitions Compared

Anima Mundi now has an attendant near the door who turns out to be one of the exhibitors, greets me, offers the information sheets and price list and is willing to discuss the work. The information is extensive and in rather small grey print. The blurb strikes me as contending for pseuds’ corner. At the bottom of page one a …

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Onya McCausland LANDSCAPES

From outside the show looks minimal. Several yellow ochre and red ochre canvasses with geometric designs, very carefully painted. One or two with organic branched designs. Some overhead plans of sites on the floor. On the back of the price list are grey small print details about mine sites and water treatment although the why and how are not clear. …

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The silence of Ani

This video is in black and white. The setting looks deserted and wild, spacious, grasses wave in the wind. There are fragments of masonry, something like a chapel, columns, carved words, an ancient site with no visitors, or only a few young people with bird whistles, making sweet trilling noises of various kinds, approaching and coinciding, falling into a rhythm …

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Un-childlike

Rose Wylie at 83 is having success as an artist. She is just as I would have imagined, a terribly middle class bohemian, messy, speaking in that perilously well educated quiet way. I find the work unpleasant, derivative of films without saying anything, clumsily faux naive and it’s been taken up with ridiculous enthusiasm. It has a certain vitality but …

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Middling Balm

Patrick Heron at Tate St.Ives Patrick Heron’s writing on art put the St.Ives artists into public view. It’s a very enjoyable show with captions featuring remarks Patrick Heron wrote about painting, about the need to achieve balance, about the way the edges of a painting are so important as the onlooker’s eyes look from them to different points in the …

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Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings

Tate St.Ives until April 29th 2018. Curated by Laura Smith. As I walk around enjoying a lot of the paintings, it slowly dawns on me that they are all by women. As it’s so rare to encounter over 200 works by women in a space and none by men, I wonder why the Tate does not make this clear. Is …

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‘Hummadruz’, Newlyn Art Gallery, March 3 to June 2nd 2018

Curated by Field Notes – Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover. ‘Hummadruz’ refers to a humming sound heard by some visitors to ancient sites such as reported by Andy Norfolk in the periodical Meyli Mamvro as he and two friends experienced it at Zennor quoit, not far from Newlyn Gallery. My companion reacted to this by saying, ‘sometimes you get a …

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Volume 32 no 4 March / April 2018

Dreams Denied,Defied and now Defined – striving for fame by European editor Daniel Nanavati Interview with Jo Clarke about curating in St Ives in the past 20 years, with Derek Guthrie Sol LeWitt Demystified by Toronto editor Miklos Legrady Jane Addams Allen on Georgia O’Keeffe in 1986 Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse by Carol M Dupré Plagiarism in the world of …

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Rebecca Warren ‘All That Heaven Allows’

Rebecca Warren is the first artist to show in the new gallery at the Tate St Ives. Her work reminded me of bronzes made in the Bronze Age by the Nuraghic people in Sardinia. Not of their beautifully made, detailed yet simple forms of warriors and boats that are displayed so well in Caglieri Archaeological Museum, but of the crass, …

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